Cookie Policy

About our cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains: elstonparish.org.uk

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Analytics/Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieDescription
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non-necessary".
is_uniqueThis cookie is set by StatCounter Analytics. The cookie is used to determine whether a user is a first-time or a returning visitor and to estimate the accumulated unique visits per site.
is_visitor_uniqueThis cookie is set by StatCounter Analytics. The cookie is used to determine whether a user is a first-time or a returning visitor.
sc_is_visitor_uniqueThis cookie is used to store a random ID to avoid counting a visitor more than once.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the "Privacy & Cookie Policy" tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

Parish Council Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is published in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which formally comes into effect on the 25 May 2018.  This notice provides general information on the way in which the personal information you provide is managed and processed by Parish Council (the ‘data controller’).  Depending on which Council services you use, you may be asked to review more detailed privacy notices specific to that service.

The Data Controller and Contact Details
The Parish Council is the Data Controller for the personal data you provide to the Council.  The contact details for you to exercise any of your data protection rights or to raise any concerns you may have regarding your personal data are:

By post : Clerk to the Parish Council at the address listed on this website.

Online : You can use the online contact form found on this website.

Information we collect about you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information, apply for a particular service or make a comment or complaint
  • your personal information will not be shared with any third party, other than our data processors, for the delivery of the requested service
  • information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means such as email, letter or telephone call
  • information collected using cookies on your computer about how you browse our website.

Use of Your Personal Data
The information you have provided to the Council will be used by the Council in adherence with its statutory obligations, including enforcement action if required.

The Council is legally able to process your personal data:

  • when you have freely and explicitly provided your consent to this processing or
  • when the Council has a statutory duty to collect and process this information to provide the required service or undertake a statutory function.
  • when your personal data forms part of a contract between you and the Council.

The consequence of you not providing personal information to the Council is that the Council will be unable to process you enquiry, assessment or application.

Sharing of Personal Data
The personal information you provide will not be shared for any other purpose unless required by law, to prevent or detect crime or to protect public funds.

Additionally the Council must make public certain details in the form of a public register where it has a statutory obligation to do so.  For example, registers of private hire drivers.

The categories of organisations we may share your personal information with are:

  • statutory and other public bodies.
  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • recognise the browser you use
  • track new and returning users.

Protecting Your Personal Data
Your unpublished personal data will be kept secure by the Council and will be kept within the European Economic Union (EEU). Where the Council uses a third party to store your personal data and it is stored outside of the UK/EEU, the Council will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to keep your personal data secure.

Keeping Your Personal Data
The Council will keep your personal data in accordance with the Council’s retention schedule, unless you explicitly request it to be removed. This right to have your data removed is not an absolute right, for example, we will need to retain your data if this information forms part of a statutory or legal obligation, public registry or an existing contract.

What are cookies?
Our website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the Council’s site.  Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • recognise the browser you use
  • track new and returning users.

You can disable cookies but this may have an impact on your experience when using the Council’s website.

Find out more about how to manage cookies from your browser

Advice on cookies from the Information Commissioner's Office

 

Your responsibilities

  • Only provide personal information pertinent to its intended use or for the purpose of processing a claim, application or notification for statutory requirements (electoral roll, council tax assessment, rent registry).
  • Tell us as soon as possible if any of the personal information you have provided has changed, e.g. your address or other contact details.

Your Rights
There are a number of rights that you may exercise depending on the legal basis for processing your personal data.  In most cases, these rights are not absolute and there may be compelling or overriding legal reasons why the Council cannot meet these rights in full.  This will be explained to you in more detail should you contact the Council for any of the reasons detailed below:

  • request a copy of the personal information the Council holds about you;
  • to have any inaccuracies corrected;
  • to have your personal data erased;
  • to place a restriction on the Council’s processing of your data;
  • to object to processing; and
  • to request your data to be ported (data portability).

Where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, in most circumstances you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time and the Council will act on your instructions.

If you have any concerns about how we process your personal data or wish to discuss how to exercise your rights, you should contact the Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.  You also have the right to make a complaint to the Council by contacting the Parish Clerk through this website

Alternatively, you may wish to complain directly to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).  You can do this by writing to them at:

Information Commissioners’ Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113.

Or you can report a concern to the ICO online.


Parish Council Privacy Policy


The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you when you visit the Parish Council website.

This information is used to improve the content of our web pages, to customise the content and/or layout of our page. We never sell, rent or share any of the information we collect by this method (except anonymous aggregate information) with any third party.

Information we collect as you browse our website
Our web server automatically collects standard information, including your IP address, browser type, operating system and access times.

Sometimes we may use cookies to customise web page content based on your browser type, IP address or other anonymous information.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on lets website visitors choose not to send information about their website visit to Google Analytics. If you want to opt out of Analytics, visit the Google Analytics Opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser.

About Cookies
Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to monitor visitor traffic.

Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

Use of optional information
On certain web pages, you may be asked to provide your name, e-mail address or other personal information (for example, when asking for an additional bin). We will not use this information for any other purpose; it is never sold, rented or shared with any third party.

If you contact us by e-mail to request information, report a problem or provide feedback on our services we will only use the information you provide (including your e-mail address) to respond to your message. We do not share this information in any way.

Future developments
From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes on this page.

If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check this page periodically. We will only use data collected from the time of the policy change onwards for these new purposes.

Security
We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you.

These security measures include the necessary protection to prevent, as far as possible, access to our databases by parties other than the Parish Council.

Access to information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Parish Council holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. You can find more information on the Freedom of information page.